Romance between the gently rolling Brda hills

Published: 13.7.2016

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Romance between the gently rolling Brda hills

Proclaimed the 2015 European Destination of Excellence, the Brda Hills offer countless opportunities to spend a romantic or active vacation. The most beautiful experiences in Brda Hills can be complemented by high quality wines, succulent fruits and culinary delicacies. Put on your comfy shoes and hop on your bike to discover the Hills.

Romance between the gently rolling Brda hills

Proclaimed the 2015 European Destination of Excellence, the Brda Hills offer countless opportunities to spend a romantic or active vacation. The most beautiful experiences in Brda Hills can be complemented by high quality wines, succulent fruits and culinary delicacies. Put on your comfy shoes and hop on your bike to discover the Hills. Hospitable locals at tourist farms or wine cellars will be glad to receive you.

Vines, cherries, peaches, figs, persimmons and olive trees take turns in ripening at the Brda Hills, each at their own time of the year, thus creating unforgettable and enchanting moments. What can be better than roaming the plantations, exploring little villages on the hilltops and enjoying views opening from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea?

From the Alps to the Adriatic

The easiest way to feel the charm of these places is to discover them by foot. There are eight walking trails named after the old cherry varieties that run through the Brda Hills. Make a stop at the well preserved villages characterised by small castles and churches. A stroll around the Šmartno village, one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, is always a picturesque experience. From the 23 metre scenic tower at Gonjače, which offers free views in all directions, the Brda Hills seem almost like a sea. The popular green spots also include the Krčnik natural bridge and the 812 metre hill called Korada, which is the highest peak of the Brda Hills, offering stunning views from mountains to the sea. Two paths run through the Brda Hills, i.e. the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic and the long distance hiking trail called the Alpe Adria Trail, which starts at the Großglockner mountain in Austria and ends six hundred kilometres later at the Adriatic town of Muggia in Italy.

Hop on an (electric) bike

If you prefer pedalling over walking, why not take a ride across the diverse landscape on one of the nine cycling routes named after the succulent and sweet fruits of the Brda Hills that make many a cyclists` mouth water. Several cycling tracks lead to the nearby peak of the Sabotin Hill and the neighbouring tops, some of them circular and all of them demanding and suitable for mountain bike riding.

Are you among those who appreciate spending time in a clean environment but do not like to break too much sweat while enjoying it? You can discover the Brda Hills on an electric bike, scooter or even by car. Such rides are fun and enjoyable regardless of the temperature and slope degrees.

Hospitality and celebration

A traveller through the Brda Hills is welcomed by hospitable locals, tourist farms and wine cellars at every step. The local winemakers are famous for their excellent white and red wines, which are served by some of the best restaurants around the world. Here, culinary recipes and herb growing are based on old methods handed down from ancestors and integrated into contemporary trends. A tradition that comes alive at the Brda Hills though numerous events and festivals around the year shows a strong connection between a man and the nature. The Cherry Festival has celebrated its 50th anniversary, while the grape harvest and St. Martin’s Day bring the most joy to both locals and visitors.

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